Karen Mak considers a recent study that explores the associations between participation in community arts groups and aspects of wellbeing in older adults in the US.[read the full story...]
Life after injury: physical, psychological and social impact
Dafni Katsampa explores a qualitative study carried out by researchers in the Netherlands, which finds that experiencing an injury from a traumatic event like a serious road traffic accident, can impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing.[read the full story...]
How ARE you doing? A study of the mental health of men in the seduction community
Dave Steele summarises and critiques an ethnographic study using interviews and observations of the mental health of men in the seduction community.[read the full story...]
Weekly singing in choir may improve the mental health of cancer carers
Katherine Tallent writes her debut blog on a recent longitudinal controlled study exploring psychosocial singing interventions for the mental health and well-being of family carers of patients with cancer.[read the full story...]
Are high-rise residential buildings implicated in our social wellbeing and mental health?
Molly Bird summarises and critically analyses a recent systematic review investigating the effects of high-rise buildings on our mental health and social wellbeing.[read the full story...]
What do teachers need to support student mental health?
Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.[read the full story...]
Museums on prescription for socially isolated older adults #LetsTalkMentalHealthII
Nuala Morse writes a #LetsTalkMentalHealthII blog about a museum-based social prescription intervention on quantitative measures of psychological wellbeing in older adults.[read the full story...]
Mental illness and emotional wellbeing: part of the same continuum?
Lucas Shelemy considers data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study which correlates mental illness with emotional wellbeing in children, and brings back some surprising results.[read the full story...]
How can we help people with learning disabilities engage more in meaningful activities?
Nick Burton reviews a US study of people with learning disabilities living in community group homes, who help show how well they engage in meaningful social and non-social activities.[read the full story...]
The Goldies: a community-based singing programme for successful ageing
In her debut blog, Jane Greenstock considers research on how community arts programmes such as singing clubs may contribute to prevention for older people.[read the full story...]